Tom Rice (Georgia)

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Tom Rice
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Georgia House of Representatives District 95
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University, 1962
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1962-1968
Personal
BirthdayJuly 31, 1940
Place of birthAbington, PA
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Tom Rice is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Rice's professional experience includes working as a Partner and President with The Quality Group, and United States Industry Training Manager for IBM. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1962 to 1968.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rice served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Motor Vehicles, Chair
Appropriations
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rice served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rice served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Amreeta Regmi was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Thomas R. "Tom" Rice was unopposed in the Republican primary. Regmi was defeated by Rice in the general election.[1][2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 95 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rice Incumbent 62.3% 9,619
     Democratic Amreeta Regmi 37.7% 5,819
Total Votes 15,438

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rice ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 95. Rice ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Brooke Siskin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Rice defeated Brooke Siskin in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rice Incumbent 59.2% 12,874
     Democratic Brooke Siskin 40.8% 8,884
Total Votes 21,758

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rice ran for re-election to the 51st District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 51 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Rice (R) 13,086 100.0%

He defeated Neal Towey in the July 20 primary by a margin of 3,846-1,310.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 51 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Rice 3,846 74.6%
Neal Towey 1,310 25.4%

2008

In 2008 Rice was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 51. Rice (R) ran unopposed and finished with 18,017 votes.[8] Rice raised $21,843 for his campaign fund.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives District 51
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Rice (R) 18,017

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rice is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Rice raised a total of $363,792 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[10]

Tom Rice's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 95 Won $62,539
2010 Georgia State House, District 51 Won $90,825
2008 Georgia State House, District 51 Won $21,843
2006 Georgia State House, District 51 Won $54,347
2004 Georgia State House, District 51 Won $37,105
2002 Georgia State House, District 64 Won $29,410
2000 Georgia State House, District 79 Won $20,313
1998 Georgia State House, District 79 Won $29,375
1996 Georgia State House, District 79 Won $18,035
Grand Total Raised $363,792

2012

Rice won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rice raised a total of $62,539.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Rice (Georgia)'s campaign in 2012
State Farm Insurance$2,500
Ralston For Representative$2,500
Georgia House Republican Trust$2,500
American Insurance Association$1,500
Mag Mutual Insurance$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$62,539
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Rice collected $90,825 in campaign contributions.[11] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Rice (Georgia)'s campaign in 2010
Georgia Motor Trucking Association$3,000
Georgia Medical Association$2,200
Lifesafer Interlock Of North Georgia$2,000
Georgia Bankers Association$2,000
Ralston For Representative$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $90,825

2008

In 2008, Rice collected $21,843 in campaign contributions.[12] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Medical Association $3,000
MAG Mutual Insurance $2,000
Walgreens $1,000
Garde $1,000
UPS $1,000
Taggarts Driving School $1,000

Personal

Rice is an occasional guest speaker at the Christian Women's Club, Deacon at the Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, Captain of the Old Guard of the Gate City, and a member of the Spalding Bluff Home Owners Association, Gwinnett Philharmonic Advisory Board, and Life South Community Blood Bank Advisory Board.[13]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[14]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pam Dickerson (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 95
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 51
1997–2013
Succeeded by
Wendell Willard (R)